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Since the Sona’s placing in 2018, a start has been made with active outdoor movement in a unique, playful way. The first interactive playground equipment was installed. The project manager at ‘s Heerenloo Freek Hoogezand states: “Sona playfully provides outdoor exercise. The Sona has fueled our enthusiasm to put outdoor movement on the map in a fun way. We came up with the idea of creating a Fit & Fun path with different exercise equipment. Making it a real path with devices for different levels can offer all our target groups fit & fun. On the path, you will come across devices that deliver different exercises. Both focused on activity and cooperation. Being active together is more fun than alone”.
Furthermore, the inhabitants of the municipality of Ermelo show interest in the equipment in the park. Freek: “Adults and children know by word of mouth how to find the machines in the park. For example, the sporty people use the Fit & Fun path to support their training”.
The Sona plays music and gives movement commands. At the top of the arch is a camera that sees precisely what the people on the floor are doing. Freek: “We notice that the arch encourages people to move. For people with a mental disability, sufficient exercise is not always a given. Because of additional (serious) physical limitations, but also because of safety aspects or limited time supervisors might have to undertake targeted movement activities. When counselors are more aware of the importance of movement, the degree of clients’ movement also increases considerably. Outdoor exercise on the interactive playground equipment benefits the health of people with intellectual disabilities. It also has a positive effect on body awareness, spatial awareness, and social contacts”.
Supervisors can motivate and encourage clients and their relatives to move outdoors.
Zorgpark ‘s Heeren Loo is very enthusiastic about interactive play and therefore chose this year to place a Sutu at the Child & Youth center. Freek: “We’ve had the Sona for a while, and it immediately caught the eye, not only by residents of the park but also by residents of Ermelo and the surrounding area. And the Sutu is literally and figuratively a hit!
“The cooperation with Yalp was fantastic, both in thinking along and advising, as well as the cooperation with other companies that participated in the development and creation of the Fit & Fun path. In addition to the pleasant cooperation, interactive play equipment provides more fun and color in the park. We owe this to Yalp!
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